It is NHL free agency day, which means that there are over 150 signings, trades and pieces of follow up from draft weekend to talk about. Let’s do that podcast! The Minnesota Wild got the sliding Jesper Wallstedt with the Edmonton Oilers pick. Why didn’t the Oilers pick him? And yet, the Oilers didn’t make the worst choice in the draft. The Montreal Canadiens stepped in to steal that honor from them. Those moves aside, who were the winners and losers of the draft? Leading up to free agency a number of trades happened, including: – Cam Atkinson and Jakub Voracek being swapping by theRead More →

It’s NHL draft day and we’re back with a LIVE episode, breaking down the beginning of the NHL draft and looking back on the news of the week. But first, the Seattle Kraken have a team! With the excitement stolen from the actual draft event due to leaks, what picks were hits and what players did they miss out on as they built their starting roster? In between picks, we had time to talk about all the other roster moves this week. Leading up to the draft, we had a number of trades, including: Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings Shayne Gostisbehere to theRead More →

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning on back to back Stanley Cup Championships! Leading to an all-time great press conference from Nikita Kucherov. Was he right? Did it matter about the salary cap? Should Andrei Vasilevskiy be the MVP? Did Montreal fans celebrate unnecessarily? We review a hire, fire and retire. Pekka Rinne announced his retirement. How will he be remembered? Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were bought out for the Minnesota Wild. How will this help the team moving forward? Or will it? Where might these two end up? Pierre McGuire was hired by the Ottawa Senators. But….why? Duncan Keith was dealt to theRead More →

We’re half way through the 2021 Stanley Cup Final! The Tampa Bay Lightning failed close out the sweep in Game 4. What can be expected from the rest of this series? Will Jesperi Kotkaniemi be back in the lineup? Will the scores better represent the game performance? We’ll find out this week! The last NHL awards were handed out. We review what awards Kirill Kaprizov, Adam Fox, Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor McDavid won. The offseason of NHL business has begun! This includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Joel Eriksson Ek signing 8 year extensions with the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild respectively and Duncan Keith being rumoredRead More →

The Stanley Cup Final is here! We turn on the game and work our way through the first period of the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Along the way, we touch on: – When is the appropriate time to not wear socks? – Predictions for the Final and a review of the series that just ended – Conn Smythe favorites for both teams – Which wins out: A strong powerplay or a dominant penalty kill? – What is the best powerplay structure to use? – The All Star game and both outdoor games for next season – NHL players attending the 2022 OlympicsRead More →

It’s awards season! Rod Brind’Amour (Roderic) won the Jack Adams and said that he didn’t fully deserve. Aleksander Barkov won the Selke Trophy, perhaps making sure that he is finally not underrated. Jaccob Slavin pulled off the difficult task of a defender winning the Lady Byng. A lot happened between Game 3 and 4 of the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights series. Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up a goal. Robin Lehner took over in net. Is this Montreal’s series to lose? Ryan Pulock saved the game for the New York Islanders, but do the Tampa Bay Lightning still haveRead More →

The NHL Semi-Finals are here! Gerard Gallant is the head coach of the New York Rangers. Where else could the most sought after free agent coach have ended up? With the New York Islanders continuing to shut down teams, do they what it takes to hold back the cap circumventing Tampa Bay Lighting? Since Dougie Hamilton mentioned it, are should the Injured Reserve rules be adjusted? And since he was mentioned, will the Carolina Hurricanes’ strategy to let him talk to other teams work out for them? The Boston Bruins continue to stay in contention. Can they bring back Taylor Hall to extend the streak?Read More →

The NHL has reached another milestones to normalcy after COVID, with teams allowed to cross the Canada-US border again. What does this mean for the conclusion of the playoffs? The Buffalo Sabres have won the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery. But who exactly will they be looking to pick first? We explore the fall out from The Most Boring Hour of Television! Mark Scheifele was suspended 4 games for his hit on Jake Evans. Was it the right length? Is a comeback possible for Winnipeg? The Carolina Hurricanes continue to give the Tampa Bay Lightning powerplays. If they can stay out of the box, can theyRead More →

Fresh off the Toronto Maple Leafs’ loss to the Montreal Canadiens, we look back on the series, particularly how bad Mitch Marner was, how much the Leafs were in their own heads, the different ways the John Tavares loss effected them and what changes Kyle Dubas needs to make going forward. Montreal is set to face the Winnipeg Jets now. With Winnipeg being a more similar fit to Montreal than Toronto, what can we expect from this game? Will Blake Wheeler be the key to cracking the Montreal code? Can Carey Price out duel Connor Hellebuyck? The Colorado Avalanche scored a touchdown on the VegasRead More →

The NHL playoffs are in the heart of the first round, covering: The Colorado Avalanche and their sweep of the St. Louis Blues. What went wrong with the Blues? Nazem Kadri got suspended 8 games for his hit on Justin Faulk. Was it an appropriate length? The Vegas Golden Knights have shut down Kirill Kaprizov. Will he overcome it before it is too late? Is this the end of Alexander Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals? Tristan Jarry has been letting down the Pittsburgh Penguins. Will he be the reason the New York Islanders advance? We wish John Tavares the best and are glad that hisRead More →